- The HD700 may be bridge to Sennheiser for the Grado fan. Sennheiser had started on the path of more upper-midrange excitement (in small doses) with the HD558 and HD598, and now they’ve gone all the way. To those who like the RS1, this may be an interesting listen.
- The HD700 may also prove to be an interesting alternative to (but not an amalgamation of) the HD800 and HD650. Many Sennheiser adherents have found the HD650 too laid back and the HD800 too bright. The HD700 takes us for an unexpected M. Night Shamalan twist. It adds warmth to the HD800, tighter bass than the HD650, a U-curved response, and a good splash of upper midrange forwardness and excitement not found on any other Sennheiser.
- Newer people (or experienced people looking for a change) may find the HD700 to be an exciting, vivid, clear sounding, and detailed fun listen.
- People who have grown to appreciate neutrality, naturalness, smoothness, and evenness of frequency response should stay away from this headphone.
- People who are sensitive to high frequency peaks (there are two within the audible range unless you can really hear 20kHz), should also stay away from this headphone.
- People who are waiting for the Sennheiser headphone with the HD650’s tonality and a good portion of the HD800’s true resolving capabilities should also stay away.
Edited by purrin - 8/22/12 at 10:21pm